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Back to Bataan

Back to Bataan
Movie: Back to Bataan(1950)[tt0037522] The US Army's defense of its Philippines colony and the allied Malay countries/colonies behind it counted on its island fortress of Corregidor on Luzon -and a few others- but loses it in the 6 May 1942 Japanese combined forces attack. Colonel Joseph Madden is among the escaping survivors who are ordered by general Douglas McArthur to organize a guerrilla. As he finds many native Filipinos inclined to resist the occupier's vision of returning to the South Asian fold under a paternalistic empire which doesn't hesitate to 'spank the unruly', but is mainly civilian, unprepared, inept in military matters, Madden appeals to the legendary anti-US freedom fighter Andres Bonifácio's homonymous grandson Captain Andrés Bonifácio, who is luckily rescued from a POW dead march, to inspire the resistance -once his own fighting spirit is rekindled- with him in a still very unsure war, retaliated by bloody, ten to one repression. When the Japanese realize the people side against them, they stage fake ... Written byKGF Vissers
Title Back to Bataan
Release Date 24 April 1950 (UK)
Runtime
Genres Drama, War
Production Companies RKO Radio Pictures
John Wayne
John Wayne...
Col. Joseph Madden...
Anthony Quinn
Anthony Quinn...
Capt. Andrés Bonifácio...
Beulah Bondi
Beulah Bondi...
Bertha Barnes...
Fely Franquelli
Fely Franquelli...
Dalisay Delgado...
Richard Loo
Richard Loo...
Maj. Hasko...
Philip Ahn
Philip Ahn...
Col. Coroki...
Lawrence Tierney
Lawrence Tierney...
Lt. Cmdr. Waite...
Leonard Strong
Leonard Strong...
Gen. Homma...
Paul Fix
Paul Fix...
Bindle Jackson...
Abner Biberman
Abner Biberman...
Japanese Captain...
Vladimir Sokoloff
Vladimir Sokoloff...
Señor Buenaventura J. Be...

Reviews

GManfred on 9 June 2018
This was, of course, a sequel to "Bataan:, a much better action war picture than "Back To Bataan", which comes perilously close to 'pot boiler' status. Lots of dialogue and extended treks through dense jungle, but then saved by two very good fire fights. Sequels never are as good as the original, and that's true here - even with John Wayne in charge.This picture contains one of the most far-fetched sequences ever recorded on film, as Anthony Quinn gets permission to leave the tense Philippine jungle fighting to visit his girlfriend in Manila! I almost lowered my rating by a couple of stars, but John Wayne gave the order - who's going to argue with the Duke?6/10 - The IMDb website no longer prints my star rating.

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